An NIR 70-class DEMU brings the 11.15 Belfast - Londonderry through Bellarena station. Closed at the time this photograph was taken, Bellarena reopened in 1982.

Train at Umbra level crossing
‚ÄčAn NIR 70-class DEMU crosses the main road at Umbra between Downhill and Bellarena with the 08.00 passenger train from Londonderry to Belfast. Manually worked at this time, the crossing was later converted to automatic barriers.

Both images by The Turf Burner

76 at the rear of the train at Larne Harbour in 1982

Image by John Law


Northern Ireland Railways

70 Class Motor Car No 76